Kajiado County Automates Licensing System

Kajiado DG Martine Moshisho during the launch of the

Kajiado Deputy Governor Martine Moshisho has lauded the launch of the Kajiado Electronic Development Application Management System KeDAMS.

Speaking at Kajiado county headquarters on Monday Moshisho said the system will bolster efficiency and enhance revenue collection.

“The county government will also have a more robust management oversight tool and it is expected that the increased efficiency will also translate into larger revenue collection,” he said

He said the system will only allow registered professionals to conduct businesses with the county while on the other hand restrict unqualified persons.

The DG said there is a need for deployment of technology to support key functions of physical planning and construction permitting due to transformed land use.

“This is a web-based Management Information System (MIS) software application that automates the development applications that include physical planning Proposals, Architectural Building Proposals,” said the DG in a press statement.

He said the system eliminates physical documents working entirely on paperless.

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“KeDAMS will improve the efficiency of construction permitting at the county and the residents and investors will benefit by improved speeds of Permit Issuance, enhanced communication between consultants, developers and County technical staff and enhanced transparency,” noted the DG.

The DG further added that due to rapid urbanization the county has witnessed a rise in major towns such as Ngong, Ongata Rongai, Kiserian, Kitengela among others.

“The towns have experienced a rapid population growth thus attracting investors in real estate to provide housing, educational institutions, and industrial facilities,” he explained.

The automation of the Kajiado Electronic Development Application Management System (Ke-DAMS) is part of a cooperation agreement signed between County of Kajiado and the World Bank through the World Bank Group’s Kenya Competitiveness Enhancement Program (KCEP) 

As part of this agreement, the county shall continue to receive post-deployment technical support for one year from the World Bank.

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